Friday, 20 July 2012

Tea for One...

Well, you wouldn't know from my blog posts but I have been busy making.  I have several sewing projects on the go but I can't share any of them yet as they are all gifts.

My All things British Swap is ready to go so I can share that with you all soon, but in the meantime I want to share a new find.

I work with a huge coffee fan, and he recently introduced me to this tea and I'm now quite smitten (thanks Andy).

 I can't drink coffee I don't like it at all but I love this.  
El Salvador La Iluson Cascara, Has Bean have described it better than I can: Cascara is the dried fruit from the coffee 'cherry', the seed from which is the coffee 'bean' as we know it. Normally this is a waste product or at best is used to fertilise the ground by breaking it down. But it can be used to brew a delicious and refreshing caffeinated drink. It is just like eating coffee cherries straight from the tree. On the front you get that floral astringency, hitting fruit sweetness in a battle of tastes with the bitterness of the dried fruit. Then you get a rush of rose petals and jasmine flavour that's covered in an orange like stickiness. A unique cup that I think makes a great palate cleanser and a great refreshing drink to perk you up. An all round delicious coffee alternative.

 Best of all I love this cold, iced fresh from the fridge on a warm night, mmmmmm!

I have no affiliation with this company just want to share a new find.

Something else I want to share is that our lovely Jane is having a cheeky little giveaway, you can win a beautiful handmade Projects by Jane lunchtime pouch. 

 I bought this ePattern a while back from Jane's Etsy Shop and have made a few of these myself. Pop over and join in HERE.

Back Soon x


jane p said...

Thanks for posting about my giveaway and I do love a rush of rose petals and have often fantasized eating coffee cherries straight from the tree. Will search Singapore for this coffee.
p.s. hope you win the pouch!

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Ooh that tea looks very intersting, I'm not a fan of coffee either. Just off to check out janes blog - the pouch is gorgeous!
Victoria xx

Kezzie said...

Oooh, how interesting! I visited a coffee plantation in Bali and I was so interested! I hate coffee but I'd be willing to give this a try!

Laura said...

I definitely jointed that giveaway - so cute! I haven't found a hot drink I have liked ever but you never know, if I keep looking then maybe I can find one.

simplyvintage said...

I must confess that while I do like the odd cup of tea, especially some of the more unusual ones, coffee is my tipple. Thanks for the blog comment, I have just finished a couple of makes for our swap too and am aiming to post off your parcel Monday. Linda xxx

jill said...

I have to admit I likemy coffeeand tea and love trying new ones so I will have to see if I can get this one.Love Jill xx